Is Oxymorphone an Opioid?
Yes, it is the generic name for a prescription opioid painkiller also known as Opana, Opana ER, and Numorphan HCl. It is prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. Its extended release form is used specifically to control all-day pain commonly associated with cancer and cancer treatments as well as other chronic pain conditions and is not used for mild discomfort or on an as-needed basis for pain.
Always take this prescription medication exactly as prescribed by a physician to avoid serious side effects and potential overdose. Misuse and abuse of oxymorphone can lead to substance dependence and addiction and can slow or stop your breathing, especially in larger doses.